that overlooks Elk pass with an impressive view of Mt. aax_getad_mpb({ Completed this loop in the way it is shown here ( Colvin, Blake, Nippletop then Dial) and I would say that is the best way to go. Blake has no views at all. Trip Time: 11 Hours (20-30 minute break on each summit including Bear Den Mt.) Though not a bald summit by any means there is a small rock outcropping Around mile 17 we reached the junction for the Elk Lake-Marcy trail, with 5 more miles to Elk Lake Lodge. 7 hours about round trip from car. What I Wore Ice breaker merino wool baselayers (top and bottom), socks EMS zip off hiking pants Long sleeve tech top Columbia Snow-pocalypse Omni-heat jacket Vasque Snowblime boots considered as one of the classic hikes in the area. Nippletop is a mountain located in Essex County, New York. months[5]="May"; Hiking over to Blake was a lot longer than expected given it’s shorter mileage (1.3 miles). I did this on a Sunday, both lots were full at 7am so I had to park about half a mile up the road. [CDATA[ This was a great hike. At the bottom of the Pinnacle Ridge trail is a stream, a small "waterfall", and a campsite that we were prepared to use if needed. This being said it is a long day hike and it It’s a pretty easy out and back unless you’d like to pair it with additional peaks. months[2]="February"; The Lake Road in the Adirondack Mountain Reserve has reopened to the public to give hikers access to trails to the summits of Nippletop and Dial Mountain, two of the High Peaks, in the Dix Mountain Wilderness. We’d set out from St. Huberts parking at the Ausable Club and climbed Dial Mountain and Nippletop along a nice high ridge line. We gazed out at Mount Colvin and Blake Peak, two wooded summits that offer poor views and have grumpy reputations. 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